T.K. Pharmacy Collection

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ddr-densho-319

The T.K. Pharmacy Collection consists of letters, invoices, and other documents related to the daily business of a Japanese American owned and run pharmacy in Denver, Colorado during the 1940s. Many of the letters and orders come from Japanese and Japanese Americans incarcerated in the 10 WRA concentration camps. Requests range from sake to art supplies to medicine, all of which were hard to come by in the camps. T.K. Pharmacy was owned by Thomas K. Kobayashi and run by his brother-in-law, Yutaka "Tak" Terasaki. The contents of this collection were discovered in 2012 when Alissa and Mitch Williams renovated the building, tearing down a wall where the records had been stored for decades.

1939-1945

1943-1945

616 documents

Densho

Courtesy of the T.K. Pharmacy Collection, Densho

557 Objects

Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Topaz concentration camp (ddr-densho-319-6)
doc Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Topaz concentration camp (ddr-densho-319-6)
Request for 2 quarts of whiskey. The pharmacist notes that a refund was sent because liquor is not allowed in camp.
Thank you letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Topaz concentration camp (ddr-densho-319-9)
doc Thank you letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Topaz concentration camp (ddr-densho-319-9)
Thank you for previous shipment. Would like to order mugwort and have it directly shipped to Poston.

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